Are there any problems with this build? (see below)
I already have the motherboard, I just need to purchase the remaining parts.
I'm not sure if the graphics card is compatible with the rest of the parts in this build. I had searched for the card using compatibility filter ON, but at some point it stopped appearing so I added it again without the filter.
If it's not compatible, do you have any suggestions for an Nvidia RTX card?
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CPU: (1) AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Vermeer 3.5GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor - Wraith Stealth Cooler Included ($149.99 EACH)
Motherboard: (1) Gigabyte B450M DS3H WiFi AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard ($69.99 EACH)
RAM: (1) Neo Forza 16GB DDR4-3600 PC4-28800 CL18 Single Channel Desktop Memory Module - Black ($39.99 EACH)
Case: (1) Montech X1 Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - White ($51.99 EACH)
Power Supply: (1) EVGA 450 BR 450 Watt 80 Plus Bronze ATX Non-Modular Power Supply ($57.99 EACH)
Video Card: (1) MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super Gaming X Overclocked Dual-Fan PCIe 3.0 Graphics Card ($324.99 EACH)
M.2 / NVMe SSD: (1) Inland Professional 1TB SSD 3D TLC NAND PCIe Gen 3 x4 NVMe M.2 Internal Solid State Drive ($84.99 EACH)
Operating System: (1) Microsoft Windows 11 Home 64-Bit FPP USB - English ($139.99 EACH)
Keyboard: (1) Logitech K120 Wired Keyboard ($12.99 EACH)
Speakers: (1) Creative Labs Pebble 2 Computer Stereo Speakers - Black ($19.99 EACH)
Monitors: (1) AOC 24B2XH 23.8" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz LED Monitor ($129.99 EACH)
Case Fans: (1) Lian Li UNI FAN SL120 Fluid Dynamic Bearing 120mm Case Fan - White ($29.99 EACH)
Greetings, all those parts look fine together.
If you're willing, you can get a lot better performance out of a RTX 3060 for less than or around $100 more. https://www.microcenter.com/product/640223/asus-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-phoenix-v2-single-fan-12gb-gddr6-pcie-40-graphics-card / https://www.microcenter.com/product/639235/asus-nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-dual-v2-overclocked-dual-fan-12gb-gddr6-pcie-40-graphics-card These models are under $400 and would outperform the 1660 significantly.
For $2 more, go with this power supply and you'll be good to use a card like that. https://www.microcenter.com/product/485312/powerspec-650-watt-80-plus-bronze-atx-semi-modular-power-supply-active-pfc-sli-crossfire-ready-gaming-pc-computer-switching-psu
Thanks for the help!
@nextjuanplz Hey I would recommend checking out Microcenters marked down stuff you might be able to get away with a better case for cheaper or a cheaper motherboard.
You're welcome, if you have any other questions for us please let us know.
I'm having some trouble a custom PC build and was wondering if you could help.
I was able to put the build together but when I hit the power button on the tower, the light flickers red for a moment and turns back off, and all that remains on is the GPU (i.e., the Motherboard and CPU fan are off, but it won't let me use the button again to shut down the system.)
The article "5 Reasons Your New PC Won't Boot" by PCGamer made me think maybe the Motherboard is shutting off because I did not add thermal cream to the CPU since it was already on the fan, and thus it may be turning off to prevent overheating (the fan that came with the CPU plugs only into the Motherboard; note: I have 2 x 16 GB RAM sticks in positions 2 and 4). From what I've read, others haven't had this issue since the thermal paste is already on the fan.
I also read that I needed to update the BIOS to F63 for this CPU, but I'm wondering how to do that since the GPU is not giving any signal to the display.
If not these issues, maybe one of the system panel connectors is backwards, maybe I missed plugging in one of the power cables (I plugged in the Motherboard-PSU and GPU-PSU, but do I need another cable for the CPU?), or maybe the PSU is not good enough (is 650 W not enough?).
Any ideas on what could be the problem would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your help,
PS: sorry for the spam; I keep trying to edit my comment to add more info but occasionally it gets deleted.
The motherboard needs 2 power connectors, the big 24 pin and then a smaller one up in the top rear corner that's 8 pins. Make sure that smaller one is in there.
You went with the stock cooler? Yes, it has paste pre-applied. Grey color. Even if it is installed poorly, the system should run well enough to get to the BIOS setup screens. I assume you pulled off the plastic cover from the thermal paste side?
Did you go with the motherboard you listed? (Gigabyte B450M DS3H WiFi AMD AM4 microATX Motherboard ($69.99 EACH)) ? There is a good chance if it is new then it already has a new enough BIOS version. Check for a sticker on the motherboard box that says anything about ready for Ryzen 5000.
Did you end up going with the parts listed above? You can look through our troubleshooting guide for reasons why a new PC may not post to see if that would help: https://community.microcenter.com/discussion/2818/tech-article-how-to-troubleshoot-a-newly-built-pc-that-will-not-post-boot-power-on
Yes, I used the parts above. I was able to locate the problem: it was that I had missed one of the 2 PSU -> motherboard connections that @magarity mentioned.
Glad to hear you were able to get that figured out. Hope all is great with the new PC!
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